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post #17986 of 26368

Is there any way I could reap the benefits of a Xonar DG's Dolby Headphone while using the desktop DAC/amp instead of the soundcard for processing like this?

 

Xonar DG -> DAC/amp -> headphones

post #17987 of 26368
Thread Starter 
I have been saying how to do that in basically every single mention of Xonars here.

In the software, there is an option to change the audio out to spdif (optical out). Also to change the signal to PCM. Enable dolby headphone, and voila, digital out with dolby headphone, for your dac/amp.
post #17988 of 26368
Thread Starter 
So I got my PS4 live streaming on twitch.

http://www.twitch.tv/madlustenvy

BTW, my name on screen is Sin_Crimson, not MLE.
post #17989 of 26368

For the PS4 owners...


My Skullcandy PLYR1s work but I'm not sure if I'm configuring them properly.

 

I have my Audio Output Settings set to:

Primary Output Port: Digital Out (Optical)
Audio Format (Priority): LPCM

 

When I try and play a movie in Netflix that supports 5.1, Netflix only allows me to select Stereo instead DD 5.1 Plus. Changing Primary Output Port to HDMI brings back the 5.1 audio option in Netflix. But this setting goes against the setup I had on the PS3. I also found instructions on the Astro forums also stating that you should be explicitly setting this to optical.

 

I noticed that my receiver lights up with LPCM and PL II (Dolby Pro Logic II) when using optical setting versus just LPCM when using the HDMI one. I guess multi-audio output is just the default now versus a toggle on PS3?

 

So yeah I'm confused...which settings should I be using for my headsets to get proper the proper virtual 5.1?

post #17990 of 26368
LPCM only carries stereo, select Dolby Digital Live (DDL) or something to get surround. PL II is fake surround up-sampled from stereo. Can't believe everything you read on the web, eh? Try changing that LPCM to DDL or see if you get more options once you select PCM (some compression needed to fit 5.1 channels through optical).

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

So I got my PS4 live streaming on twitch.

http://www.twitch.tv/madlustenvy

BTW, my name on screen is Sin_Crimson, not MLE.
Ps4 looks nice. Funny thing though, the graphics on my iPhone 5S look just as good! When I'm streaming wink.gif
post #17991 of 26368
Thread Starter 
PS4 settings:

Primary Output Port : DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Audio format (Priority): Bitstream (Dolby)

LPCM = 2 channel stereo, never choose this for virtual surround devices.

That's how to get external devices like the Mixamp to work properly. Just tested Killzone (although horribly, lol), and the surround cues were excellent off the MA900/Mixamp.

Yeah Evs, the stream was pretty good quality, from what I could see. Better than when I briefly owned the Hauppauge DVR BS.

The PS Vita remote Play worked very well too. Not good for shooters, but Contrast and Resogun played very well. Very good streaming quality too.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/16/13 at 8:07am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

PS4 settings:

Primary Output Port : DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Audio format (Priority): Bitstream (Dolby)

LPCM = 2 channel stereo, never choose this for virtual surround devices.

That's how to get external devices like the Mixamp to work properly. Just tested Killzone (although horribly, lol), and the surround cues were excellent off the MA900/Mixamp.

Yeah Evs, the stream was pretty good quality, from what I could see. Better than when I briefly owned the Hauppauge DVR BS.

The PS Vita remote Play worked very well too. Not good for shooters, but Contrast and Resogun played very well. Very good streaming quality too.

I am waiting to see which consoles the best..then getting the best one!

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

PS4 settings:

Primary Output Port : DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Audio format (Priority): Bitstream (Dolby)

LPCM = 2 channel stereo, never choose this for virtual surround devices.

That's how to get external devices like the Mixamp to work properly. Just tested Killzone (although horribly, lol), and the surround cues were excellent off the MA900/Mixamp.

Yeah Evs, the stream was pretty good quality, from what I could see. Better than when I briefly owned the Hauppauge DVR BS.

The PS Vita remote Play worked very well too. Not good for shooters, but Contrast and Resogun played very well. Very good streaming quality too.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

LPCM only carries stereo, select Dolby Digital Live (DDL) or something to get surround. PL II is fake surround up-sampled from stereo. Can't believe everything you read on the web, eh? Try changing that LPCM to DDL or see if you get more options once you select PCM (some compression needed to fit 5.1 channels through optical).
Ps4 looks nice. Funny thing though, the graphics on my iPhone 5S look just as good! When I'm streaming wink.gif

 

I have it set on Optical and Bitstream (dolby) but what is throwing me off is that netflix is only giving me the stereo selection option and not the DD 5.1+. On the PS3 I could toggle between the two using these same settings. Should I just be ignoring this in netflix? Are any of you guys able to reproduce that on your sets? Hopefully I'm making some sense.

post #17994 of 26368
Thread Starter 
I don't use netflix, so I can't say. In either case, even on Amazon Instant Video app, I don't think I was getting Dolby Headphone. I think it was stereo. Don't quote me on that though.

Right now, nothing seems to be working quite right. The Amazon Instant Video app was taking an eternity to load a video, and when it did, it was horrible quality. I ended up just going back to my ps3 for my video stuff.

BLURAY playback will have Dolby Digital/Headphone. Like the ps3, gotta go to the options while watching a bluray, and change the audio to Bitstream Mix. Thatvwas a relief, though fkr some reason it sounds a bit distorted and boomy. I have to double check later.
post #17995 of 26368

Anybody having the issue with their PS4 where audio leaks/echoes out of HDMI even after Optical out is selected?

 

Also, very noob question but I'm trying to figure out how to hook my external mic and voice chat working with my Astro Mixamp 2013 and PS4. My mixamp's USB is connected to my laptop, optical in from PS4. Where should I plug in the external mic and what options do I need to select from PS4 so the mixamp is able to differentiate between audio and chat streams?

post #17996 of 26368
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Originally Posted by Params7 View Post
 

Anybody having the issue with their PS4 where audio leaks/echoes out of HDMI even after Optical out is selected?

 

Also, very noob question but I'm trying to figure out how to hook my external mic and voice chat working with my Astro Mixamp 2013 and PS4. My mixamp's USB is connected to my laptop, optical in from PS4. Where should I plug in the external mic and what options do I need to select from PS4 so the mixamp is able to differentiate between audio and chat streams?


Dumb question.

Why can't you plug the USB into the PS4?

post #17997 of 26368

I just never found a 6 feet long USB cable to connect it, lol. But will I need to connect it to PS4 to get the game/voice slider to work on the mixamp?

 

As for the external mic, I'll need to purchase a Y adapter for the external mic input to the mixamp right?

post #17998 of 26368
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Originally Posted by Params7 View Post
 

I just never found a 6 feet long USB cable to connect it, lol. But will I need to connect it to PS4 to get the game/voice slider to work on the mixamp?

 

As for the external mic, I'll need to purchase a Y adapter for the external mic input to the mixamp right?

I'm pretty sure your mixamp needs to be powered by the ps4 for voice chat to work. At least that's how it works on the A40s and my PLYR1. Also what do you mean by HDMI leaking?

post #17999 of 26368
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Params7 View Post

Anybody having the issue with their PS4 where audio leaks/echoes out of HDMI even after Optical out is selected?

Also, very noob question but I'm trying to figure out how to hook my external mic and voice chat working with my Astro Mixamp 2013 and PS4. My mixamp's USB is connected to my laptop, optical in from PS4. Where should I plug in the external mic and what options do I need to select from PS4 so the mixamp is able to differentiate between audio and chat streams?


Like the PS3, even if optical is the priority, all other audio outputs will still have PCM 2 channel audio. Just mute your tv.

The external mic can go directly to the ps4 controller. I don't know exactly how the Mixamp's usb chat works with the ps4 yet, since I didn't go that route, since my MixampIis pretty far away, and my DX mic's cable doesn't reach.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/16/13 at 7:39pm
post #18000 of 26368

I currently have Klipsch S4 In-Ear Headphones. They don't seem to be all that great for gaming, but could someone rate the competitive capabilities of them out of 10? I am trying to decide if the Sony MA900s are enough better to be worth the purchase. An idea of the improvement for music would also be helpful.

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